CMR Group open their new European Headquarters in Manchester.
It’s with huge pleasure as CMR Group now enters its 7th year of business, I can officially announce we have completed renovations and our European HQ is now open for business! When Sam and I bought this ‘renovation project’ at the end of last year, we knew we were taking on a lot converting an unused doctor’s surgery to our now UK office and hub for our other 3 European businesses. The 3000 square foot building is of ample size for CMR Group and has plenty of room to continue our expansion.
Our facilities include; 4 meeting rooms (including a large board room) all with built in technology for hosting both internal & external events such as round tables and online or virtual meetings. We have installed 2 kitchens, 3 WCs (1 disabled) and a shower room (for our keen cyclists and runners). The first floor has plenty of space to grow into, but for now it will be used for relaxing with two large sofas and a table tennis table to keep everyone entertained. Our location is now a short 5 minute walk from the tram station (which takes 15 mins to get into central Manchester) and a train station (with easy London connections) we also have 20 spaces for staff and visitor parking.
Press play on the video below for a full walkthrough of our progress through to completion.
We officially opened at the end of August but due to the recent announcement we will be closing our office for all BAU activities. Culture is hugely important to us at CMR and we have always worked 2 days a week from home, however it’s been great to see everyone genuinely loving being back in the office, not just to see each other but also feeling like they now have somewhere awesome to work from.
A big thanks goes to my FD/Wife/Business Partner/Shrink! (lol) – Samantha Carter, who managed this project. She had her ‘Kelly Hoppen’ head on, designing both the interior & exterior of the building including sourcing all products & materials (which was challenging in lockdown!) and managing a team of northern builders, keeping them all in check! What a brilliant result.